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Wind Turbine Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Wind Turbine Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.17 per hour. The specific employer and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,832 - $68,481
(Median)
$36K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,562
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$16.29 - $25.69
(Median)
$16
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,832 - $68,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,888  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,499 - $71,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $38.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,888  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,499 - $71,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Since many large corporations and small venture companies are focusing on renewable energy sources, wind turbine technicians have a great work outlook for the coming years. They identify, inspect, maintain, and repair wind turbines for quality control. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor’s employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


NextEra Energy, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $58K.


Professional skills reported by Wind Turbine Technicians are few in number. Industrial Hydraulics and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Industrial Hydraulics is a skill commonly found among those who know Electronic Troubleshooting.

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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 7%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%